Location of Sighting: Slanesville, West Virginia
Date of Sighting: May 7, 2021
Time of Sighting: 11 PM EDT
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Description: On 7 May 2021, at approximately 11:00 PM (EDT), a friend and I were stargazing before turning in for the night. I always finish my stargazing by looking where I remember the Big Dipper is. That is when I noticed four lights (and they were not blinking) NW from my house, just above the horizon (tree line). I am familiar with the night sky, so I never thought they were stars. The lights were stationary, in a straight row, parallel to the horizon. I said to my friend look over there (pointing towards the lights) and he said he already noticed them. I think he was already looking in the same direction, because I mentioned that I always look for the Big Dipper at the end of my start gazing. He said he didn’t recall any stars in the sky aligned like that. After 10 seconds, we both watched the four lights start moving slowly to the north, in a straight formation and then after another 10 seconds, they faded. The viewing conditions were clear and there was no moon. The fading was not associated with clouds or them going below the horizon.